By Andrew L. Urban.
The personnel manager for a company in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg remembers how a male employee … asked to meet with a male colleague instead of her. “I have nothing against you,” he said, “but where I’m from, this is handled by men.”
‘Where I’m from’ is not where he is; he is in Germany. Here in a nutshell is the insoluble cultural conflict imported by the million into Germany and Europe in the 2015 flood of humanity from Africa and the Middle East. “Where I am from” is expected to apply to “where I am now”. It doesn’t and the private clash will multiply and become a much bigger social upheaval by the end of 2016.
The above extract from Spiegel’s January 28, 2016 article, “Sexism and Islam” is just one anecdote of many that reveal the interpersonal conflicts that arise from Muslims stepping from their world into the West, with barely a thought for the culture of their hosts. Their mindset is not to adapt to the host culture, but to insist on the host adopting theirs.
This is the powderkeg. All must bow before Islam.
That this cultural conflict is well known in the West is incontestable: it has been hammered home by thousands of articles and pronouncements from commentators and politicians and activists, usually in the context of discussing Islamic terrorism. That this knowledge has been totally ignored in the implementation of immigration policy across Europe is incomprehensible.
In May 2015 I wrote: ‘Conflicting demands of democracy – conflict between the needs of the hosts and the refugees, for a start – are making this the greatest threat to democracies because there is no ‘right’ answer; there is not even an evident ‘right’ way to manage the issue, never mind resolve it, if resolve means to stop it happening.
In return for refuge and support, what responsibilities can the Western hosts ask of refugees to shoulder? Can the ongoing welfare support be maintained? Is it really the right thing to do morally? Whose rights are more equal?’
Humanitarian concerns have swamped common sense and policies have produced counter productive results. Now what? The damage is done and it’s long lasting.